The Buchman family writes, I have always been a big advocate of "pound puppies". In fact, I have never owned a dog that did not come from a shelter. After Hurricane Ike, my husband and I fostered and then eventually adopted Ivy (the black dog on the couch) from the SPCA. She was a great companion for my other 15 year old pound puppy, Marley. In April of last year, Marley became very ill and had to be euthanized. Her passing was devastasting for our entire family. She was my baby before I had babies. Even Ivy felt Marley's absence. We decided to give our family some time before pursuing another dog. We needed to grieve Marley. This December, however, we decided enough time had passed and were ready for another dog. On December 27, 2009, we walked into CAPS and it was love at first sight. Mazzy (named in memory of Marley) has quickly become the sixth member of the Buchman family and she and Ivy are fast friends. They rarely leave the other's side. As you can see from the photo, snuggling at night is a favorite past time! If they only had the whole couch to themselves!! We are lucky to have such an adorable, intelligent pup like Mazzy and know Ivy is thrilled to have such a fun playmate!